There was a joy he brought into the classroom. You knew you were brushing up against a kid who was alive.
— Don Busboom, teacher and family friend
Corral died Nov. 18 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Corral's death occurred two months after he arrived in Afghanistan.
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Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, San Diego
Landon L. Jones, 35, Lompoc
Jonathan S. Gibson, 32, Aurora, Ore.
Robert E. Thomas Jr., 24, Fontana
Kenneth Clifford Alvarez, 23, Santa Maria
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